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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... to get married, but had reservations about doing the same to support cohabitation. But a commission spokeswoman said the proposal was intended only to provide protection from discrimination for de facto couples who were “in committed relationships similar to a marriage but [who] do not wish to become married”. Any such protection would be bound by a clear definition of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580027/business-groups-oppose-work-benefits-unmarried-couples-equality
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Employment Agencies Federation, which oversees the conduct of agencies, to strengthen guarantees of protection for migrant workers. So far, one agency has signed a memorandum of understanding containing guidelines on a minimum salary, guaranteed holiday benefits and legal protection, according to the federation. The deal has yet to be approved by Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again
  3. News - World - LABOUR

    Helpers in Qatar face slave-like conditions, seek protection

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Doha Underfed, overworked, maltreated and denied pay, hundreds of maids and cleaners in 2022 soccer World Cup host nation seek protection Helpers in Qatar face slave-like ... and contractual terms in place to protect all people who live and work in Qatar and anyone found to have broken those laws will be prosecuted accordingly." It said that non-payment of wages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436545/helpers-qatar-treated-slaves
  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... work hours, rest days, workload, occupational safety, health and legal protections- provided that one third of employees submitted a written request. Employers would have 30 days to respond. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong urged to sign UN treaty on protection of domestic helpers

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Nations labour law expert says. The treaty aims to protect domestic helpers from abuse. The call follows the physical abuse suffered by Indonesian helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, which has cast a shadow over the city's image as a reputable location for domestic helpers to work. "Hong Kong has the legal and political means to put its commitment to the protection of domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428675/hong-kong-urged-sign-un-treaty-protection-domestic-helpers
  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... contributions. The labour group requested anonymity to protect its relationship with Yue Yuen staff. A Yue Yuen worker, who declined to give his full name, said low-level managers were involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1523504/strikes-see-new-breed-labour-activists-management
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Macau marchers put the blame on government

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau in Macau stuart.lau@scmp.com From smoking in casinos to high property prices, protesters put officials in the frame. But many residents opt for free music on the beach Macau marchers put the blame on government More than 1,000 Macau residents expressed anger at being crowded out by tourists, a lack of affordable homes and poor employment protection for casino workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501954/macau-marchers-put-blame-government
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... a responsibility to protect local and foreign labourers, not making it easier for contractors to exploit them," said Fan. The Labour Advisory Board last month agreed that 26 positions- five related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487667/government-consider-directly-importing-foreign-workers-selected
  9. News - China - LABOUR

    New Chinese law on protecting casual workers slammed as ineffective

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Many outsourced staff still getting a fraction of the pay of their full-time peers and firms are accused of abusing the number they employ New law on casual workers slammed The revised Labour Contract Law, affecting tens of mil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1277562/new-chinese-law-protecting-casual-workers-slammed-ineffective
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... mechanism. Protecting the job opportunities of local workers is our top priority," he said. "It is definitely not that the Development Bureau has the authority over the Labour Department ... a workers' representative of the board, said. We will continue to examine the applications very carefully and ensure that the job opportunities are protected." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457988/new-task-force-makes-it-faster-hire-foreign-workers

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